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You have two options: If you want, you can get a visa prior to beginning the travel. Inversely, you can also opt for the Visa on Arrival option. Bali offers Visa on Arrival facility to Indian citizens. Step two includes booking your flight tickets. Book your tickets in advance to get the best price. All the four major airports in India offer flights to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport These include Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport (csia.in) in Mumbai, Indira Gandhi International (newdelhiairport.in) in New Delhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and Chennai International Airport in Chennai.
It does not matter which airport you fly from, as you will have to make at least one transfer before arriving in Bali anyway. The Indian airlines do not have flights to Bali, so while booking tickets you will have the following options (from at all four airports in India) – Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways and Singapore Air.
You have both the options available to you. If you want, you can get a visa prior to beginning your travel from the nearest Indonesian embassy in India. This is always recommended. Inversely, you can also opt for the Visa on Arrival option. Bali offers Visa on Arrival facility for Indian citizens. The cost of the visa is US $35. This visa is valid for up to 30 days stay in Indonesia. You can also get it extended for another 30 days. Piece of advice: ensure that your passport is valid for at least another 6 months, and should have enough space for the visa sticker.
Since Bali is located near the equator, it has a very warm, tropical climate throughout the year. This makes it a huge draw for tourists. Average year-round temperature stands at around 26-27°C with a high humidity level of about 85%-90%. Water temperatures are always pleasant.
The Monsoon season in Bali, which stretches from October to March typically, brings daily rain with quiet overcast days. The rain is recorded mostly in between December and February.
Occasional showers can also be expected during the dry season but usually at night or early morning. Throughout June to August, you will experience a refreshing cool breeze all day long. The central mountain area is typically cooler than the lower coastal areas mainly especially at night.
The weather in Bali remains more or less pleasant throughout the year, the best time to visit Bali depends mainly on the specific weather and on high and low season. High season is during the months of July and August, during Easter Holidays, Late December and early January due to Christmas and New Year when party lovers from all over the world assemble here. These are the busiest times in Bali. However, for many other reasons, a lot of people prefer and say that best time to come to Bali is between April, May, June and September. That is, just before and just after high season.
The weather then is still dry, the level of humidity is slightly less, and economically speaking room prices and villa rentals can be a lot cheaper than during what you will find in the high season. Incidentally, these months are also the best time to indulge in water sports and activities that Bali is known for. Waters are clear and since the place is low on crowd, you will get to avail the best deals.
Anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks is an ideal duration to explore Bali as well as get your share of relaxation. Since it is a relatively cheaper place to visit, a longer time will not burn a hole in your pocket as well. However, if you are low on time, you can also cover Bali in 10 days.
Since the Indonesian visa and entry requirements are strictly enforced at their airports, so be very careful about taking proper documents if you are taking your visa on arrival. If any of your documents are incorrect in any way, you will likely be deported immediately. The documents you will need are
While packing for your trip to Bali, the best advice one can give you is to pack light. You need to find that delicate balance between packing light and making sure you have everything you need. The best thing about this place is that you are sure to get the things you may have forgotten in the island, and for as cheap as you will find in India. So travel light – a suitcase and a duffle bag should do. The duffle bag will also be perfect for bringing back all the stuff you bought there.
Here are some of the things that you must carry:
Bali is a very gentle, laidback and safe place to be. For female travellers particularly, as long as you take the same precautions that you would do at home, Bali is a great safe place for a single, female traveller. That is, travel in groups, practice restrain while drinking and have a phone on you all the time so that you can immediately notify your group members, or the police in case of emergency.
It is easy to get around Bali as the transportation service is really good and well connected. The main options are to hire a car, hire a car and drive, take a taxi or use a shuttle bus. There are also some public bus equivalents (called Bemos). However, they mostly do not suit tourist’s needs. You can hire your own car to drive around easily and cheaply if you are a confident driver.
In the hindsight, it does not cost much more to hire a driver as well. As for taxis, in the main beach areas there are no shortage of them. The Bluebird taxis are the cheapest, so look out for them. Always ask for the driver to use their meteras it will be better value than bargaining for a price with someone else, and lesser hassles as well. There are also shuttle buses (usually vans) that will take you between the main tourist areas.
Yes, Bali makes an excellent option for a family holiday. The Balinese are warm and welcoming to kids, and there is a plenty of western style food for fussier palates. Getting a family accommodation in Bali is not a problem as the options are plentiful. You will have no problems finding something that completely suits your needs. There are three main options you will probably look at – Bali family resorts, family hotels and family villas.
The pristine beaches, beautiful sceneries, mesmerising environment, amazing nightlife, affordable accommodation and Bali’s close relationship with nature makes Bali a top choice for honeymoon. The honeymoon packages cost anywhere between INR 40,000 to 60,000 depending on the duration of the trip, hotel or resort you choose and the places you cover. These packages are a perfect mix of activities that will bring the couple closer as well as ensure the honeymoon is unforgettable.
There is no dearth of romantic activities that can be done in Bali. There are a lot of options of the private luxury cruise to the nearby island.
Here is a list of romantic activities you can do –
Yes absolutely. Bali provides with a wide range of adventures. Unlike other islands where adventure is only related to water, here at Bali, you get a lot of other options as well. You can choose from a myriad of options ranging from ATV beach rides, elephant trekking, snorkelling, and paragliding, motocross, tubing or buggy tours.
These are some of the popular options which Bali offers such as Rafting, Cruise, Elephant Ride, Watersport, Seawalking and Horse riding. You can also explore the ford of Bali natures walk encircled by the beauty of natural beauty with a diverse range of flora and fauna, see the friendliness of Balinese resident in the rural area and explore every corner of Bali land.
Bali is extremely diverse, and you can find a hotel or resort according to your preference without an issue. Bali’s hotels, villas, and rental properties offer unbelievable comfort and value – so you are in for a treat. From budget guest houses to five-star luxury hotels, Bali offers great deals!
The kind of accommodation you find will heavily depending on the people you are with, your budget, locations of your plan and of course, the services you want. So, take your time as Bali is a small island but its diversity leaves us astray at times.
Some of the famous tourist attractions of Bali are –
Bali beaches are very diverse, ranging from palm-fringed white sand coasts on the island’s south such as Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur, to the cliff-guarded ‘hidden’ shores of Uluwatu, Padang Padang.
Some of the other must visit beaches include:
You should reserve a day for Waterbom Bali, which has been voted the best in Asia and is unreal and heaven for kids and adults alike. A perfect family destination! Apart from this, you can also avail for Bali Safari Marine Park, which help you know more and discover Bali’s culture and animals, which will be an important learning experience for the kids.
Apart from that you can also visit the Elephant Safari park, Sacred Monkey Forest, Bali zoo and Lollypop Playland. Take your family for jet skiing, for fishing, enjoys dolphin tours, surfing, horseback riding, rafting and do visit the active volcano at GunungAgung.
Yes, you can do a cycling tour of Bali to discover the island in its originality. You can avail the activity in private as well as a group. Over the course of the tour, you will cover Kuta, Besakih village, Candidasa, Mt. Batur volcano at Kintamani, Pacung Mountain Resort and Jatiluwih among others. You will need approximately 1 week to explore Bali by cycle.
Yes you can do the Dolphin Sunrise tour in Bali. You can do the Dolphin Sunrise Tour in Lovina beach. It is a black sand beach where you reach around 4 in the morning, hire a boat and sail somewhere in the middle of the ocean to witness what will possibly be the best sunrise of your live.
Yes, you can do the Sunset tour at Tanah Lot. In fact, you can choose from a full day tour or a special half day sunset tour according to your convenience. The full day tour involves sightseeing of Bali from Tabanan. You will also be visiting the magnificent and very important Hindu landmarks like Taman Ayun Temple and Ulun Danu Bratan Temple.
You will also be spending time at the Monster Museum and its eerie array of scary masks and also capture the natural beauty of the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. You spending the sunset at Tanah Lot, which is considered one of Bali’s most beautiful temples, along with a delicious Indonesian dinner in a local restaurant, will wrap up the tour.
The half day tour involves a tour to the Tanah Lot temple and the Taman Ayun, which is the Mother Temple of Mengwi Kingdom. This tour also gives you an opportunity to visit the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest, which is Bali’s protected monkey forest. The tour concludes with you witnessing the breathtaking sunset.
Yes, you can do Ubud tour. Depending on how many days you are staying, you can plan a trip according to that. Ideally, 3 to 4 days are enough to cover Ubud. However, if you are on a tight schedule you can take a day trip to Ubud as well. The cost of transportation will be around INR 7000 for round trip. Apart from that the hotels and food will charge according to the kind of place you choose to stay and dine.
Yes, you can do the Kintamani tour. It is a one-day tour to the Kintamani Village with a spectacular view of an active volcano and Lake Batur from the top. A day trip will cost you approximately INR 5000.
Yes, you can do the Nusa Dua tour. The tour includes Devdan Shows (local dances), workshops, temples, villages, rice and coffee plantations, elephant trip, camel safaris, water activities,trip to zoo, forests, waterfalls, and many other activities. Do not miss going to the Nusa Dua beach, Pandawa beach, Water Blow to witness the awesome power of nature as large waves from the Indian Ocean constantly crash against the jagged limestone edges on the peninsula’s south-eastern cliff.
Depending on the number of days you wish to visit, the cost of the tour will range anywhere from INR 7,000 to 25,000.
Yes, you can do the Pod Chocolate Factory tour. The tour will include exciting behind-the-scenes look inside a chocolate factory. You will also get the opportunity to interact with artisans crafting organic & sustainable chocolate treats and a chance to learn about the chocolate making process from raw cacao to cocoa nib. There will also be a hands-on demonstration, chocolate-making lesson and an opportunity to purchase chocolate from the café & gift shop for your loved ones.
Yes, you can do a tour of Monkey Forest. Bali Ubud Monkey Forest is a small rain forest inhabited by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the hearth of Ubud Village, and is easily accessible from Kuta(around 55 kms), from Sanur (40 kms), and from Nusa Dua area (65 kms).
Except for luscious greenery and warm, azure beaches, Bali is an absolute paradise for animal lovers as well. Bali has to offer more than just the regular zoo visits, or seeing animals in cages, or hideous live animal shows – you can get up close and personal with creatures great and small here!
Yes you can. Infact there are varied options and packages provided – ranging from day cruise, romantic cruise, castaway cruise, fishermen cruise, sunset cruise, themed party cruise, etc. The cruise services are provided by a number of providers, and hence the prices vary. However, on an average the cruise can cost anywhere between INR 15,000 to 25,000 for a day.
Yes, you can do scenic seaplane tour from Bali to Gili Island which lasts for 60 minutes and cost approximately INR 35,000. There is also an option of day tour from Denpasar International Airport to Menjangan Dynasty Resort in a modern turbo-prop, air-conditioned seaplane. The day tour will consist of rides to and fro to the airport and a day full of activities. This will cost approximately INR 50,000.
Yes, you can do a helicopter tour of Bali. There are a lot of packages to choose from, but we recommend one of these:
Bali shopping presents you with a treasure trove of fine art and handicrafts, antique and semi-antique furniture, paintings, delicately carved jewellery, wood and stone carvings, masks, woven and dyed fabrics. Famous places to shop in Bali are –
Bali, a haven for foodies has a LOT of restaurants to choose from. Here are some:
Yes! Bali is a vegetarian’s paradise. Unlike other foreign location where vegetarian food is not easily available, Bali offers a lot of options to choose from. Even if the menu is predominantly non-vegetarian, there will be enough to choose from nonetheless. In case the menu has hardly any veggie options available, request the waiter and the chef to make food according to your choice and palate.
Here is a list of some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Bali to make your life easier! –
Bali has an amazing nightlife. The nightlife scene there steadily emerges as the sun sets over the western coastline. Places like Kuta, Seminyak and Legian feature life after dark at its liveliest. There are also standalone entertainment venues, Kuta for example, feature occasional gigs from international bands.
You also have plenty of in-house hotel bars that transform into more dynamic places, some even featuring live DJs and bands playing live. Places such as Ku De Ta on the Seminyak coast, or the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort, perched on cliffs above the Indian Ocean are on top of the list.
Bali’s medical infrastructure is very advanced. Facilities like air ambulances, multilingual staff and specialists in difficult emergency disciplines all represented on the island to ensure the tourist are safe and in best care. The BIMC Hospital is one of the most recognized hospitals in Bali. It mostly exclusively caters to foreigners, so all doctors and nurses speak English.
Most insurance companies have a tie-up with them so you probably won’t be have to pay upfront and the hospital will directly bill your insurance company. It has a branch in Nusa Dua as well. Apart from this there are a lot of private clinics and other hospitals as well. So do not worry, in case things go wrong, you will be in the best of care.
Traveller Tales From Bali
22 September 2016
A very interesting five day Bali tour – Yes! You have heard it right, we went as a gang of five – me and my college mates, every year we guys plan for a week tour to some amazing places, this year one of my friend wanted to visit Bali – exotic Bali as it is called. The tour covered some of the best places in Bali like Kintamani, Ubud and Tanah. Literally our guide was able to cover many places in these five days including rice terraces, elephant safari, royal temple, holy spring temple, monkey forest, coffee plantation. The rich aroma from this plantation tree is still lingering inside me. Actually I am writing this review mainly to say my view regarding the stay over here, I never expected that Bali would have such marvelous hotels, inns, motels and villa. We basically took for rent one of the villas and the reception that we received here was sumptuous, we explored the rice fields which was excellent and one of its kind. It is heard that these farms are famous for subak system of traditional irrigation in Bali. One of my friends is an agricultural engineer and he was explaining us the benefits of all these things. It is really a matter of pride to see that this small place is not only rich in culture and heritage but it is also contributing a lot to the economic system of the country. On the way we came across many villages like Ubud, Celuk, and Mas. These places are known for wood carvings, art work and gold jewel making. I have also shared some pictures that have been taken from the high road side location that covers the hills, mountains, beaches and more. Overall we learnt loads from this amazing trip to Bali in five day.
22 September 2016
I am spellbound seeing such a type of service at the first place! Well that I am now back from my honeymoon tour to Bali, I have got many things to pen down over here about my experience at Bali. Firstly I would like to encourage and compliment the Indian travel agents for delivering such a nice foreign honeymoon package tour to Bali. I basically come from a small village at Haryana, and a tour outside India is something that I never even dreamt off, but my husband residing in Delhi was adamant in taking me out of the country to Bali for our honeymoon, fine now coming to the trip, Yo (cheers in Vietnamese language) is the word I have got to say to the agents who organized a trip for us. We had taken up a week tour for our honeymoon and this package consisted of many things like visiting temples, beaches, museums, villages, spring water lakes, coffee plantations, rice farms and many more. The greatest coincidence was that we happened to visit the Uluwatu temple exactly on my birthday, I loved it a lot it was a real blessing for me to visit such a nice temple on such an auspicious day. What more we had great network all over the trip and so I was able to update each and every day activities with my people and friends immediately (thanks Insta and FB). My trip wouldn’t have been complete without the visit to the famous Benoa beach, I don’t indulge much in water sports but over here there were some many different gaming categories that I didn’t want to miss out for. Lastly the foods were yummy and my taste buds are still longing to taste those special foods again served over there. Good arranged trip – fully satisfied!
22 September 2016
A fabulous country with great friendly Balinese – this is the limelight of my trip to Bali for five days, my company had arranged for a five day sightseeing tour abroad, and this is when we all immediately nodded our head for Bali when one my colleague hinted that this is a wonderful place on Earth, so immediately without any second thought our team hired the travel agents for Bali. It was like a dream destination spot for me and my team never expected such a type of output from a foreign state like this. Such a small place but there is many things in store from Bali. What inspired me more in this place apart from sightseeing is the culture of the country, it is simply out of the world experience, as they say big things come in small packages, even though this was a small tour package we were able to cover many things under one roof. The Elephant safari was somehow missed out as we lacked time, but no regrets I am planning to go again next year with my family personally. Some of the best places that I recommend over here are Legian and Sanur. And Guys don’t miss out the rich rice farming vegetation and coffee plantation at Bali. If you plan and jot down the main landmarks you can very well get a chance to cover it all. A little bit of planning is enough to enjoy such a place. Note – if you don’t research and visit there are chances that you will miss out seeing important attractions at Bali. Bali is completely safe for couples and family, so I recommend this tour for people who want some privacy in their trip. A final word – my review is incomplete if I don’t mention my tour to the volcano. Splendid tour!
22 September 2016
Newly married couples! Most romantic honeymoon place! Pick the honeymoon Bali tour and you can be assured that this trip is going to be the best way to start your new life with your spouse! I have just returned from my Bali honeymoon tour and am still in a perplexed state filled with all nostalgic memories whenever I am looking at the picture of me and my husband over there at Bali. When my hubby suggested Bali as our honeymoon destination, I was like what is this – my man is taking me to some ancient family vacation spot, but then being a new wife I couldn’t immediately say no, and I am happy that I never said no also. Well speaking about the tour, it was a perfect honeymoon package that any travel agent could offer for the couples. Right from beginning till the end, my organizers did their job well, this was my first foreign trip, was afraid but happy that it went on well. I am a great swimmer and I love to hang out whenever I see some beach, the Tanjung Benoa beach which was there in my itinerary was like a icing to my cake, I was surprised that this place has such attractive beaches, My husband and I enjoyed the various water activities that were catered here, the real fun part is that the games offered over here are something unique which I haven’t sported before anywhere. So I got something new to enjoy in this tour. And my trip wouldn’t have been complete if my guide hadn’t taken me for the most expected thing – Yes! You are right; a girl’s tour is incomplete without shopping. The Ubud shopping is the best part. Enjoyed the trip thoroughly!
22 September 2016
Bali is indeed a great vacation destination! I went over here along with my husband on our honeymoon, initially I was bit afraid to take up a cycling tour as you need lot of energy to cycle in and around Bali, but the organizers gave us lot of rest time so that we could refresh. Well speaking about the trip – great and fabulous. Cycling to the terraced rice fields and visiting the adjacent landmarks and villages were more than memorable. Jatiluwih is known for its famous rice paddies and I am happy that I saw that for real, well speaking about the real fun – the water rides, the sporting activities and the bonfire were charming. Food was good and we were offered plenty of activities to indulge in. The guides were supportive and had good communication skill. Suggestions – Carry comfy footwear, sunglasses and a good camera (Guys you have loads to capture at Bali). It was an amazing and pleasant stay at the Pacung mountain resort (nice resort experience – I ll write about this a review separately) Well guys if you are planning to take this trip I advise you to take few days of stretching exercise in prior so that you can enjoy to the core!
22 September 2016
Romantic Week off Trip to Bali – This was my status till today; I went on my honeymoon to Bali and am back today. Seven days how it passed is like a trance state. I feel this is the perfect honeymoon destination spot, and hey gals if your husband is asking you to pick a honeymoon spot pick Bali without any doubt and I am sure you are going to thank me for this. My hubby had booked the trip online and planned everything well in advance, and hence we didn’t face any issue at all anywhere. This package included food, accommodation, cruise and free tickets of entry at many places. I had loads of fun at the one day cruise in Bali; it included unlimited boat rides and underwater viewing chambers. I loved the submerged marine walk at this place. Bali is well known for its incredible sunset and I am happy that I was able to witness this part of bit too in my life. The guides explained us in detail, pickup, drop and foods were lovely. It would have been better if the cruise had a bit more less people, except that thumbs up for the tour and package.
22 September 2016
Well that now I am back from my Bali 6D/5N cycling tour, I have only two words to say – enchantment incarnate! Even though this trip can be a great trip for couples or friends, I feel it is ideal for family vacation too. I took up this trip with my wife and we got that full-to-full enjoyment. The itinerary and the procedures were explained to us well in advance to us by our team and so it was easy for us to stick to it. The whole way cycling to Volcano at Batur and then cycling to Pacung - Mengwi – Ubud was a bit tiresome (but if you have stamina you can very well manage it). Still the night halt at the hotels and the resorts gave us the needed break and took off the tiredness’. My wife loved the cycling to the rice fields and the nearby village. The folk dancers danced well to the local music and we should admit that we got an exhilarating experience, well all that being said, the trip was above average with prices being at par with the services. Lastly I would like to wind this review by saying that I recommend this trip for sure.
22 September 2016
Bali is paradise on Earth! But to enjoy this place you surely need to make sure that you hire the proper channel of tourism, I went alone for a four day sightseeing trip to Bali, got the booking done online and started off to take a break. It is an absolute place for relaxation and refreshing; I would surely choose this place and suggest it for any people who are longing for adventurous and memorable trip. The places in and around Bali are pleasant, peaceful and rejuvenating. I fell in love with the Kuta Beach, this beach is far better than the beaches I have been before; the organizers gave ample time to sit and relax here. I am not a great foodie but still I enjoyed the typical seafood that was served here at Jimbaran, and I have no words to say about the boat ride, I was allowed to indulge in plenty of water activities ( parasailing, banana boat and so on were unique and absolute fun). It is an awesome place to visit for couples, family and friends. Above all this trip was like a stress buster to me! Enjoyed it full to full!
21 September 2017
For honeymoon, Bali is a good option if you do proper research and planning before booking a package. I got a good package from Thrillophilia and I am grateful to them for arranging such a nice itinerary. Sightseeing was well balanced with adventure activities. Mount Agung and Mount Batur were surprisingly huge and the Batur Lake also had a bright charm. Celuk Village and Ubud Village were very secluded from the vibes of other important places like Kuta, Seminyak and Jimbaran. We did an extensive shopping in Ubud too. Jimbaran Beach was so amazing especially at night. So many people came at night and it was an on-season too just before New Year. We were also so happy to welcome the fresh year together. A lot of historical monuments also were seen and I liked the architectural attributes of Bajra Shandhi. Our candle light dinner at the resort was the major part of the tour. They have decorated the courtyard and cabana overlooking the beach with white candles, illuminations and flowers and we had the best dinner together there.
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